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Keith Taylor

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Standards to aspire to in track work
« on: August 15, 2013, 07:16:46 PM »
Here is a video that should be an inspiration to all narrow gauge track departments.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OOqPLOWiQg&feature=player_embedded

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Re: Standards to aspire to in track work
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2013, 07:33:45 PM »
Talk about a bog track.
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Re: Standards to aspire to in track work
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2013, 09:06:22 PM »
Very interesting. The surfacing and lining are much better than the very crude "ties" would suggest. This is particular evident in the last minute or two. Watch the uprights on the train of empties - little or no motion. The loaded train has a little more pitch and roll, but not too bad. I'd certainly rather carry logs on the train than try to get them through that mud-hole road. While we may at first look down our noses at this line, it turns out to work and work well!

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Re: Standards to aspire to in track work
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2013, 09:29:13 PM »
So, where exactly is K3No4XTYR, and how does one get there to see this engineering marvel?

If it's near to LPrTxOytz3Lt, I'd consider a side trip.

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Re: Standards to aspire to in track work
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2013, 10:53:28 PM »
It in Poland as they build the best pole roads! ;D  Notice the nice safety shoes the guy had on!  It did seem to be very level as hardly any rocking going on.

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Re: Standards to aspire to in track work
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2013, 08:18:52 PM »
I think it's a fascinating example of just how versatile the idea of a railway can be.  Any more intricate engineering in this line would probably be superfluous, given that its probably a temporary line.  Makes me wonder what some of the SR&RL extremities were really like.

I'd love to know more about the line in this video or others like it- just for the sake of knowing.  Imagine steam running on this line.

I think we need a branch to some where...

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Re: Standards to aspire to in track work
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2013, 08:29:49 PM »
Well, Jason, when it comes to filling in those big washouts up the line, you could just toss in some random cribbing and fill, lay down a few 5 foot long logs and spike down some of your defective rail pieces. That would give you a pretty good start toward something like this.

I suspect some of the branches up on the Eustis segment of the SR&RL were probably pretty crude. We once hiked way up in there on the Dago Branch and saw some evidence of where a few of those little spurs into the woods used to be. Didn't look like much of any grading had gone on.  Kind of "boggy"  through there too.

Lots of little "finger" sidings went in all directions up around Green's Farm, etc.  I can't imagine any great amount of work went into constructing any of them.  "Log out and get out," was the motto.

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Re: Standards to aspire to in track work
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2013, 09:11:41 PM »
Interesting video.  The idea of stacked log cribbing was used in the Pacific Northwest logging lines and the geared engines went over them just fine. Our "woods track" may wind up looking a little like the one in the video, without the poles of course.

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Re: Standards to aspire to in track work
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2013, 11:00:08 PM »
It is not Polish, looks more like the Ukraine.

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Re: Standards to aspire to in track work
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2013, 08:51:05 AM »
...I think we need a branch to some where...

How about the world headquarters of the ROWMOW 1 Manufacturing, Inc.?

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Re: Standards to aspire to in track work
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2013, 11:24:42 AM »
Abe Burnett checked the map.    (Khar-i-ton-ovo) is east of the Urals, so it isn't in Siberia.   (Uz-koko-lay-ee-ka) is one of the words for "narrow gauge railroad."

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Re: Standards to aspire to in track work
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2013, 11:48:33 AM »
Jason, some of the logging railroads in West Virginia would lay track right through the creeks; Meadow River Lumber Company (Rainelle, WV) and Cherry River Lumber Company (Ferndale?, WV) come to mind.  Lots of photos from their last days in the 50's and 60's (and before) operating like that.

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Re: Standards to aspire to in track work
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2013, 12:58:55 PM »
Abe Burnett checked the map.    ??????????  (Khar-i-ton-ovo) is east of the Urals, so it isn't in Siberia.
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If an English speaker wanted to find it on Google Earth, what would he enter in the Search box?
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« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2013, 09:23:09 PM »

If an English speaker wanted to find it on Google Earth, what would he enter in the Search box?
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Re: Standards to aspire to in track work
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2013, 11:23:09 PM »
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